With the growing competition between streaming music services, Rdio.com rolled out its new and improved Stations for its web, desktop, mobile player clients. Stations acts as a personal music DJ for the type of music you want list to.
In the new version, Rdio members can choose stations based on music genre, or playlists based an aggregated listening history of your Rdio friends. Stations are created from a large catalog of over 20 million songs, which Rdio subscribers get unlimited access to. Stations also makes use of what is called Taste Profiling technology from Echo Nest that tracks your listening habits, what you songs you like and dislike, Facebook likes, Twitter follows, and other data used to deliver an personalized listening experience.
Stations is a welcomed new feature, especially because it means you don’t have to always spend time looking for songs and albums to listen to. You can start a station and listen it to throughout the day, and if you have time, you can dislike and like different songs to further tailer your listening preferences.
Stations on the web player platform consists of album covers and songs, which allows you to vote individual songs up or down, and you can also select to create a new station based on a currently playing song. Links to songs can be shared to social networks, added to your Rdio collection or other playlists, your offline mobile playlists, or purchased and downloaded for DMR-free ownership.
Features like Stations may prove to be another advantage to using commercial-free music streaming sites, for it provides you with a wide selection of music for at a monthly price ($5 or $10) you pay for a single album download from iTunes or Amazon. But let us know what you think of Stations and the music streaming service.
Source: Rdio Blog